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United frustrate Liverpool in disappointing derby

United frustrate Liverpool in disappointing derby

LIVERPOOL, England, Oct 14 (Reuters) – A cautious Manchester United frustrated Liverpool as a lacklustre North-West derby ended 0-0 at Anfield on Saturday. United manager Jose Mourinho set his team up to limit the space and opportunities for Liverpool’s attack and that approach worked at the expense of any real …

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Four dead in plane crash in Côte d’Ivoire

Four dead in plane crash in Côte d’Ivoire

At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed in the sea near the International Airport in Cote d’Ivoire’s main City, Abidjan, a Reuters witness said. Rescue workers removed two bodies from the plane, which had broken into several pieces and came to rest near …

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Duchess of Cambridge’s uncle charged with assault in London

Duchess of Cambridge's uncle charged with assault in London

LONDON Oct 14 (AP) – British police say they’ve charged the uncle of the Duchess of Cambridge with assault after a late-night altercation in a London street. The Metropolitan Police force says Gary Goldsmith faces a charge of assault by beating over an incident near his home Friday at 1:20 …

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Philippine plane veers off runway, passengers evacuated

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine officials say the landing gear of a commercial plane with 180 passengers and six crew members aboard veered off the runway after landing in a central province, prompting the pilot to order an evacuation. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says all passengers and …

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Igbo group in the Diaspora seeks new name for IPOB

An Igbo group in the Diaspora, Biafran Government in Exile, has suggested that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra should change its name and continue its push for the sovereignty of Biafra under a new name – Zionist Movement of Jews in Africa South of the Sahara, Saturday PUNCH has …

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UNILAG lecturer stabs postgraduate student

A postgraduate student (English Language) of the University of Lagos, UNILAG,   Jimi Fatunbi, has been allegedly injured by two lecturers. Fatunbi said he was slapped and stabbed by the lecturers at about midnight on Wednesday at Faculty of Education roundabout. He identified the lecturers as Dr. BabawaleTaiwo and Dr. Israel …

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Alex Iwobi reacts to Wenger’s goal target for him

Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, has reacted to the goal target Gunners’ boss, Arsene Wenger, set for him this season. Arsenal manager Wenger has been very vocal of his expectation for Iwobi to shoot and score more goals. After Iwobi’s goal against Brighton a fortnight ago, Wenger stated that he wants …

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Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple returns to Canada

TORONTO/OTTAWA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, the Canadian government said on Friday. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 …

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US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge: report

Japan’s SoftBank has reached a broad accord to merge its US subsidiary Sprint with T-Mobile to create a rival to America’s top two wireless carriers, a newspaper said Saturday. SoftBank and German group Deutsche Telekom, which holds 64 percent of T-Mobile, are considering a stock swap for the deal, which …

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Figure Skating: Gold Pulls Out Of Grand Prix Events, Olympic Hopes Dim

Figure skater Gracie Gold’s chances of making the United States Olympic team have diminished after she withdrew from two events in next month’s Grand Prix series for personal reasons. U.S. Figure Skating said on Friday that Gold would miss competitions in Beijing and Grenoble, France due to ongoing treatment for …

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China Sept new yuan loans rise more than expected

SHANGHAI, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Chinese banks extended more loans than expected in September, buoyed by demand from home buyers and companies, even as the government tightened the screws to wean the economy off its years-long addiction to cheap debt. Banks extended 1.27 trillion yuan ($193.05 billion) in net new …

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Jose Mourinho: Manchester United will thrive in the hot Anfield atmosphere

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United will thrive in the hot Anfield atmosphere

Jose Mourinho expects Manchester United to flourish rather than flounder amid the Anfield animosity this weekend. Liverpool host their old foes on Saturday lunchtime in the most eagerly-anticipated match of the Premier League season. Former United defender Mikael Silvestre likened the trip to Anfield to “going to hell”, but Mourinho …

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Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

Bruce Arena, called upon last November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as coach of the United States, resigned Friday, three days after the Americans failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia. The 66-year-old Arena, who guided the US team into the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals and also coached …

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